New Downstairs show announced: Terry Johnson's Ken

Posted on 8 March 2016.

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New Downstairs show announced: Terry Johnson's Ken

Priority Booking for Friends and Patrons is now open for KEN. Public Booking opens Monday 14 March at 10.30am. Click here to find out more about becoming a Friend.

In 1978 an aspiring young playwright, in a flat-share off the North End Road, is wrestling with a play for the Royal Court. The phone rings. The man on the other end is called Ken and he’s about to teach our hero the pleasures and perils of serendipity… 

Terry Johnson treads the boards once more (having avoided them for 35 years) with his new play about the truly original and unclassifiable Ken Campbell - legendary seeker, fearsome goader, and uniquely comedic thinker. KEN is a freewheeling reminiscence of a turbulent and inspiring relationship between two theatrical mavericks.

Olivier and Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead following his critically acclaimed hit Hysteria, which starred Antony Sher. His musical Mrs Henderson Presents is currently running at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End.
Lisa Spirling returns to Hampstead Downstairs following the sell-out hits PineDeposit and Fault Lines

Casting to be announced.

KEN runs at Hampstead Downstairs from 7 April - 7 May. 

Photo credit: Eamonn McCabe

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